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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by xico, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. xico

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    Im running a win95, IBM Aptiva with a few problems. I'm, at the moment, trying to paste a file name, etc into Run, so that I can Uninstall what Add/Remove won't let me Uninstall. But I'm getting this message:

    Cannot find the file 'HKEY" (or one of its components) Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

    I'm sure I have the filename and path correct, but I don't know about "all required libraries" being "available". How can I make them available? Any info will be well appreciated. Thanks,

    Xico :D
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Probably due to your housekeeping in the registry ;)
     
  3. xico

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    Hi Candy!

    I'm proving I'm super timid. I didn't do any housecleaning yet. I'm still in the process of setting up, checking things out, but in the end, not acting. I got Smart Uninstaller, but didn't do the final click. If it weren't for that incredible screensaver I would have reformatted long ago. I don't even have sound on the IBM yet, but just seeing Scrappy bark at the moon, roll over, stand up and bark, etc prevents me from pulling the plug on him. PF Magic puts it out, but it's a kind of game, so I don't know if it has the screen saver. My house cleaning! LOL
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Boy, I want a copy of that screen saver :D :D It MUST be incredible :D
     
  5. xico

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    If you like dogs at all, you'd love it. But if I praise it too much, when you saw it, you're liable to say, "Ahhh, you shold have formatted." LOL:D
     
  6. panzer999

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    HEKY isn't a valid path.

    You need HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER ect...

    But I doubt what you are trying to do is going to work.

    LEAVE THE REGISTRY ALONE!!! :D :D
     
  7. xico

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    Hi Panzer!

    "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread," so said platform runt Alexander Pope while he was looking at the registry in his 1735 Win34.
    :D :D

    That must have been a typo, cos the one I'm pasting in RUN is HKEY_ etc.

    I havn't really touched the registry . . .much cos I can't get the backup to work. It keeps asking for a tape and I don't have a CD Burner for this old IBM Aptiva. But I have to say that I'm learning an awful lot from all sorts of unexpected angles. I got this one out of a thrift shop for ten bucks. I have another one, a Packard Bell, but the HDD went bad. I got that one for 5. These are gigantic learning experiences, cos I can go into things like the registry that I would never do with my 98 . . . until I've learned enuf.

    Xico :D :D
     
  8. panzer999

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    Run REGEDIT, click REGISTRY, then 'Export Registry'! Save it where you'll remember (25 copies to floppy). At least if you screw it up, you'll have a back-up you can import from DOS or Desktop ;)
     
  9. xico

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    Thank you, Panzer! That's what I need to know! (Lilly, my white Boxer with brindle patches around her eyes, says to say hello to Panzer; and Fritz, my Dalmatian, sends his regards. Both are intact.)



    Xico :D
     
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